To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) ordinary private patient admissions in finished consultant episodes and (b) private patient day cases in the NHS there were in (i) England and (ii) each NHS region in 2001–02.
The information requested is shown in the table.
|Private patients treated in NHS hospital trusts in England 2001–02 by regional office of treatment, finished consultant episodes (FCEs)|
|Regional office||Ordinary admissions (FCEs)||Day cases (FCEs)|
|Northern and Yorkshire||5,312||4,345|
An FCE is defined as a period of patient care under one consultant in one health care provider. The figures do not represent the number of patients, as one person may have several episodes within the year. Figures in this table have not yet been adjusted for shortfalls in data.
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Department of Health